Cokie’s letters.

Condolences are hard to write. You may not know how to say the “D” word. You may not want to upset your grieving friend. But you may be over-thinking it. When you’re paralyzed, pen in hand, the next time you have an empty sympathy card in front of you … I have a suggestion. A…

Termites & buzzers.

An article I sent my daughter … so she has something in the mail… and a little maternal advice about what a termite looks like.  Something “with wings” flew into her apartment and I wanted to warn her — it might be these. Please Share

Happiness in silver & black.

Pat White and I were Trustees at the Rhode Island School of Design… and during a break in the meetings, she admired my light gray Oxfords (with their yellow soles and laces). It was then she taught me a new word:  “Brogues”. She had a pair of blue ones she loved, and the hunt has…

“…it made me think of you.”

Daniele Neuharth and I just met a few months ago, after I went to visit Art Center College of Design with a mutual friend of ours. Daniele told me she loves the art of the written word, and from that moment on, we recognized in each other a common appreciation of correspondence. She was kind…

Famous Bunnies.

Famous Bunnies: ROGER RABBIT.  BUGS.  EASTER.  HARVEY, and PLAYBOY. I’m obsessed with a new website called “MUCKETY” I just discovered.  It links rich & famous people … and makes the connections between them. “ASSESSING FAMOUS BUNNIES” in today’s New York Times did the same thing on a smaller scale today… see below. Happy Easter — and…

If saying “Hello” makes such a difference..

  …imagine what a letter to someone could do. “I’m thinking of you.” “I appreciate what you did for me.” “Your kindness made a huge difference in our lives.” “You make me smile.” * It takes a minute to jot down a thought. It stays on the paper forever. It can be prominently displayed or hidden…

The best centerpiece ever…

http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/node/1911519 I’m not sure whose typewriter this was, whether it was owned by George Plimpton or Peter Matthiessen (my father’s favorite author) who just passed away last weekend… and originated “The Paris Review” as a cover for working for the CIA… no matter whose fingers touched its keyboard, I loved seeing it featured front &…

New York Times story, “The Found Art of Thank You Notes”… writing notes = better sleep, happy & stress-free.

www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/fashion/the-found-art-of-thank-you-notes.html?_r=0 Thank you Laura Segura-Mueller … Scott Matlins … Sherry Stern … Franklin “Biff” Levy … Meryl Marshall-Daniels… Karen Mauskop from New York… and Iris Rave from San Francisco… for alertly sending me this “”THE FOUND ART OF THANK YOU NOTES”  in this weekend’s New York Times. By the time I got to read it…